This first of a series of five murals in New Brighton from local artists led by ‘Art by Alexander’. The portrait of Martin Luther King is painted on the back of the Perch Rock Hotel. It takes it’s inspiration from the U2 song Pride (In the Name of Love). This was written about Martin Luther King and the portrait is the same as the image U2 featured on the front cover of the song. Beneath the portrait is included the second verse from the actual single. Around the portrait are a series of UK flags. Each have had their colours changed and replaced with flag colours from different nations. This is representative of diversification and inclusivity which the artist felt was important at the time of painting in April 2019. A time when the UK was gripped in rancour about the Brexit referendum. This was the first mural to be painted for what would become the New Brighton Street Art Gallery.


Created on November 23, 2023
7 Grosvenor Rd, New Brighton, Wallasey CH45 2LW, UK
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Camera usedHuawei VOG-L29
Marker typeartwork
CityNew Brighton
CountryUnited Kingdom